|Tom Strobel (#36)|
Weight: 260 lbs.
High school: Mentor (OH) Mentor
Position: Strongside defensive end
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Strobel was in high school. He had 55 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, and 33 quarterback hurries
Final TTB Rating: 85
Strobel had an excellent senior season. Originally slated for the weakside end position, his added weight and the team needs now see him penciled in as a future strongside end. Strobel recently told Andrew that he's up to about 260 lbs., which is pretty solid for a true freshman. The current starting SDE is Craig Roh, and Roh was 235 lbs. coming into college.
Strobel does have an outside shot at playing time this fall, but Roh is the starter. He'll be backed up by redshirt sophomore walk-on Nathan Brink, who earned a lot of praise last year despite not doing much on the field. The coaches like to go two-deep but not much further, so if Strobel can't crack the top two and the other guys stay pretty healthy, he'll probably be able to redshirt, bulk up, and work on his technique.